NetBSD Problem Report #37433

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Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2007 21:51:01 +0100 (CET)
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Subject: openpty() failed in a netboot install: sysinst unusable
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>Number:         37433
>Category:       port-sparc
>Synopsis:       openpty() failed in a netboot install: sysinst unusable
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    port-sparc-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Nov 25 20:55:00 +0000 2007
>Originator:     Pavel Cahyna
>Release:        NetBSD 4.0_RC4
System: NetBSD 4.0_RC4 NetBSD 4.0_RC4
Architecture: sparc
Machine: sparc
I have tried the network install as described in
(booting the GENERIC kernel over NFS with a root on nfs created from
All went well until sysinst tried to execute the first program with
output redirected to a window (it was disklabel). It printed
"Status: openpty() failed" and installation was aborted.
Same thing happens with 3.1 release.
see above.
unknown - missing device nodes in the installation filesystem?
using the traditional commandline method, one can install the system

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